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AMERICAN LEPIDOPTERA. 183 



list of the SPHINGEDAE, AEGEBIIDAE, ZYGAEKIDAF and BOMBYCIDAE 

of Cuba. 

BY AUG. R. GROTE. 

Since the publication, in 1867, of the Cuban moths belonging to 
these Families, a few fresh species have been added to the number 
and are included in the following List. Comparisons have also been 
instituted between these insects and those belonging to the same 
Families from Jamaica, contained in the British Museum and de- 
scribed by Mr. Francis Walker. In this way a few specific synon- 
yms have been detected and some generic changes found necessary. 

I still exclude, as belonging to the Noctuidae, a species of Nystalea, 
Guenle, and a Crino, Hiibner, bearing the Nos. 307 and 231 of Prof. 
Poey's Collection. This latter may be called Crino dissimilis ; I have 
examined specimens in the Berlin Museum and have four before me. 
It is of a pale ferruginous color, more reddish than C. besckei, Jliibner, 
which it otherwise closely resembles. The fore wings are without 
prominent markings except an arcuate pale line arising from the base 
at internal margin and extending upwardly to the disc. A similar 
pale line is apparent along internal margin at base. Between these 
lines lies the darkest portion of the wing. Transverse angulated 
shades cross the wing terminally. The secondaries are paler than in 
C. besckei, while in size the species are similar. Although this may 
ultimately be found specifically identical with its Brazilian ally, I re- 
cord it under another name since I perceive points of difference and. 
with a different habitat we may expect a representative species. 

I exclude Sesia thysbe from the present List, as, from recent dis- 
coveries in the United States, I am led to believe that if a species of 
this genus really occurs in Cuba, it will be found to be distinct from 
the common one of our Middle States. Possibly S. florideusis may oc- 
cur in Cuba; but more likely an autochthonus species will be dis- 
covered. 



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LIST. 



SPHINGIDAE. 

MACROGLOSSINI. 
Aellopos Hilbner. 
tantalus Hilbner. 
Sphinx tant. Linn. 
Sphinx zonala Drury. 
titan Hilbner. 
Sphinx tit. Cramer. 
Macrogl. balteatum Kirtlnnd. 
Macrogl. annu/osum Swainson. 
blainii n. up. (1) 

Eiipyrrhoglossum Grote. 
sagra Grote. 
Macrogl 'ossum sagra Poey. 
Enyo Hilbner. 
lugubris Walk. 
Sphinx lug. Linn. 
Sphinx fcgeus Cramer, 
camertus Hilbner. 

Sphinx cam. Cramer, 
dannm Hilbner. 

Sphinx dan. Cramer. 

Ilcmeroplanes Hilbner. 
pseudothyreus Grote. 

Pcrigonia Boisd. 
lusca Walker. 

Sphinx /use. Fabr. 
lefebvrii Grote. 

Microglossia lefeb. Lucas. 
divisa Grote. 



Calliomma Walker. 
lycastuf Walk. 

Sphinx licast. Cram. 

? Sphinx galianna Burm. 

CHOEROCAMPINI. 

Pergesa Walker, 
thorates Walker. 
Oreus thor. Hilbner. 
Choerocampa Duponchel. 
gundlachii H-S. 
irrorata Grote. 
porous 'H-S. 

Oreus porcus Ilubn. 
ehiron Walk. (2) 

Sphinx ehiron Drury. 
a. neebns Walk. 
Sphinx neehus Cram. 
j! Mbtopsiujs Duncan, 
robinsonii Grote. 

Choeroc. falco % H-S. 
tersa Harris. 
Sphinx tersa Linn. 

Deilcphila Ochs. 
oalverleyi Grote. 
lineata Harris. 

Sphinx lin. Fabr. (Syst. Ent. 1775.) 

Sphinx daucus Cram. 

Philampelus Harris. 
vitis Harris. 

Sphinx vitis Linn. Drury, Fabr., W. 



1. — Aellopos blainii, n. sp., is smaller than its congeners and shows in its or 
namentation a resemblance to the species of Eupyrrhoglossum. — Olivaceous 
blackish. Eyes margined with white above. Tegulae broadly lined within 
with white hair. Abdomen with a dorsal double row of black marks, the seg- 
ments above lined with pale yellowish; the two penultimate segments largely 
yellowish at the sides ; the preceding two are here black, the first of these with 
a few orange scales. Beneath with distinct lateral rows of segmentary white 
dots. Fore wings shaded with bright brownish basally, crossed by two trans- 
verse perpendicular bands, the inner whitish, the outer vitreous and repro- 
duced beneath; and with an external sinuate vitreous band, broken superiorly 
into distinct spots and reproduced on the under surface. Hind wings black 
with a faint indication of a yellow median band; beneath paler, whitish at 
base and crossed by two dark median lines. Thorax beneath yellowish white. 
Exp. 40 mm. Gundlach's No. 1055. 

2. The specimens received all belonged to the green form of this species, 
described by Cramer under the specific term neehus. 



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V., Cram. 267 C, Smith, Westw., — Mer- 
ian, Plate 47 (upper fig.) fide Linn. 

Sphinx fasciatus Sulzer. 

Dapo jusaieuae Hubner, 

Phil '. jussieuae Walk. 

Phil, fa&ciatus Lucas. 
linnei G. A R. 

Sphinx vitis t Cram. "(268 E.) 

Dupo vitis J Hubner. 

Philamp. vitis J Walk. 

Philamp. fasciatus J Grote. 
""satellitia Walker, (3). 

Sphinx satellitia Linn. 

Sphinx licaon Cramer. 
a. posticatns Grote. 

Pholus licaon Hubner. 

Philamp. lycaon Grote. 
lubruscae Walker. 

Sphinx labr. Linn. 

Paehylia Walker. 
ficus Walk. 
Sphinx fie. Linn. 
Choerocampu Crameri Me'ne't. 
. inornata Clemens. 

Sphinx ficus J Cram. 394 D. 
Choeroc. ficus % Me'ne't. 
resumens Walker. 

Ambulyx Boisd. 
strigilis (Linn.) 

Sphinx sirig. Linn, 
gannascus (Stoll). 
Sphinx gann. Stoll. 

SPHINGINI. 
Diliidia G. & R. 
brontJS G. 4 R. 

Sphinx brontes Drury. 
(U-S., Grote, non Boisd.) 

Psendosphinx Barm. 
tetrio Burn. 
Sphinx tetrio Linn. 
Sphinx hasdrubal Cram. 

Amphonyx Poey. 
antaens Pocy. 
Sph inx ant. Drury. 
Sph. jatrophae Fabr. 



duponchel Poey. 
olenentinsPoey. 
Sphinx cluen. Cramer, 

Macroglia Walk, (emend.) 
rnstica Walk. 

Sphinx rustica Fabr. 
Sphinx chionanthi Smith. 
Carolina Clemens. 

Sphinx car. Linn. 
ajilicta Walk. 
i Sphinx afflic. Grote. 
i cingulata Clemens. 
I Sphinx convolvuli J Drury. 
Sphinx cingul. Fabr. 
Sphinx convolvuli J Smith. 
Sphinx druraei Donovan. 

Sphinx Linn, (emend.) 
g Hyloicis Hubner. 
| poeyi. 
j Hyloicus poeyi Grote. 

Isognathus Felder. 
: rimosus. 

! Erinnyis rim. Grote. 
| congratulana. 
j Erinnyis congrat. Grote, 

IHloplionota Burm. 

!—** i 

| Sphinx caicus Cramer. 

! 2 

i ello Burm. 
\ Sphinx ello Linn, 
J alope Burm. 
j Sphinx alope Drury. 
merianae G. & R. 

Erinnyis mer. Grote. 
oenotrus Burm. 

Sphinx oenot. Cramer. 
melancholica G. & R. 
Erinnyis mel. Grote. 
cinerosa G. A R. 

Erinnyis ciner. Grote. 
| pallida G. & R. 
', Erinnyis pall. Grote. 
! gnttularis G. & R. 
I Anceryx gutt. Walk. 



3. This species is distinct from our United States Phil, pandorus (Phil, 
satellitia, J Harris, Clem, et m.). I have as yet seen only specimens with the 

pink patch on the internal margin of secondaries — my var. posticatus from 

C;a. 



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Cantethia Grate. 
noctuiformis Grote. 
Oenosanda noct., Walk. 

AEGERIIDAE. 
Aegeria Fabr, 
cabana Grote. 
Sesia cubana H-S. 

ZYGAENIDAE. 

CASTNIINAE. 
CASTNIINI. 
Seirocastnia Grote. 
tribana Grote. 
Ephialtias trib. Hubner. 
EUDRIINI. 
Euscirrhopterus Grote. 
poeyi Grote. 
Heterandra disparilis H-S . 

ZYGAENINAE. 
Horama Hubner. 
diffissa Grote. 
Horamia pretellus H-S. 

Callicarus Grote. 
pennipes Grote. 
Horamia plumosa H-S. 

Formiculus Grote. 
pygmaeus Grote. 

Setiodes H-S. 
nana H-S. — 
an. spec, praec. ? 

Bnrtia Grote. 
rubella Grote. 

Gundlachia cruenta H-S. 

Ennomia Hiibner. 
insularis Grote. 

Glaucopis elegantula H-S. 
nitidula Grote. 

Glaucopis nilid. H-S. 

Cosmosoma Hubner. 
omphale Hubner. 
selecta Grote. 
Glaucopis selecta H-S. 

Trichaea H-S. 
pilicornis H-S.— 
•eticornis HS. — 



Isanthrene Hubner. 
chalciope Hubn. 

Hippola Walk. 
syntomoides Walk. (?) 

Glaucopis synt. Boisd. 
minima Grote. 

Empyrenma Hubner. 
pugione Hilbn. 
Sphynx pugione Linn.- 
Sphinx lichas J Cram. nee. Fabr. 

Eymire Walker. 
melanocephala Walk. 

Echeta albipennis H-S. 
subochrea. 

Correbia subockr. H-S. 

Cnloiiotos Hiibner. 
thetis Hubner. 
Sphinx thetis Linn. 
Sphinx leneus Cram. 

Aclytia Hubner. 
heber Hiibner. 

% Sphinx heber Cram. 
9 Sphinx halys Cram. 

Uranophora Hubner. 
chalybea Hiibner. 

Apistosiaf terrninalts Walk. 

Ctenuchidia Grote. 
virgo Grote. 

Ctcnucha virgo H-S. 

C'omposia Hubner. 
fidelissima H—S. 

Spliaeromachia Grote. 
cubana Grote. 
Pericopis cubana H-S. 

Agyrta Hiibner. 
anzo Hubner.— 
Sphinx auxo Linn. 

Melauchroia Hubner. 

regnatrix G. & R. 

cephise Hiibner. (4.) 
Phalaena chephise Cramer. 
var. Mel. fumosa Grote. 
Mel cephise Hubner Samml. 



4. The specimens differ from Cramer's figure by being dull black instead of 



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geometroides Walker. 
Glaucopis mors Lucas. 

Aplstosia Hubner. 
humeralia Grote. 

Apist. judas % H-S. nee. Hubn. 

Cydosia Weslwood. 
nobilitella Westw. 
Tinea nob. Cram. 

DESIDKIHTA. (5) 

Glaucopis eximia H-S.— 
Charidea bicolor H-S — 
Charidea cimicoides H-S.— 

BOMBYCIDAE. 

L I T II S 1 1 N A E . 

Tory cus H-S. 
tricolor H-S. 

Clemensia Packard. 
albatula. 

Micza : albatula II-S. 

Cytorus Grote. 

latus Grote. 

Crocota Hnbncr. 
heros Grote. 
disparilis Grote. 
pallicornig Grote. 

Utetheisa Hubner. 
ornatriz Hubner. 

Noctua ornat. Linn. 
«. bella. 

Tinea bella Linn. 
11. speciosa. 
Deiopeia spec. Wal k. 



y. ornatrix. 
Noctua ornatrix Linn. 

ARCTIINAE. 
r.ritlmlos Poey. 

j guacolda Pocy. 
j proxima Grote. 
I var. praec. ? 

Spilosoma Stephens. 
, jn.ssiaoae Walk. 
I Arctiajuss. Poey. 

Ecpantheria Hubner. 
albicornis Grote. 
cyaneicomis Grote. 

Ammalo Walker. 

, impunctus Grote. 

Ameles Walker. 
I gortynoides G. & S. 
Carathis gortyn. Grote. 

Enpseudosoma Grote. 
niveum Grote. 
t Charidea ? nivea II-S. 

Nclphe H-S. 
confinis H-S. 
coccinipes n. s. (6) 

Robinsonia Grote. 
formula Grote. 

Euhalisidota Grote. 
luxa Grote. 
fasciata Grote. 
scripta Grote. 
alternata Grote. 



blue black. These are Hiibner's Mel. Cephise and my Mel. fumosa. I am 
now of opinion that they do not constitute a distinct species. 

5. Species that I am autoptically unacquainted with, and which are briefly 
described under generic names used in too wide a sense to allow me to judge 
of the classificatory position of the insects. 

6. Nelphe coccrsiPEs, n. sp.— Smoky black, wings sub-hyaline. Legs 
inwardly red or crimson. Body plump ; antennae ( $? ) long, flnely serrate to 
the tip. Head sunken; labial palpi short and improminent. Primaries 
subhyaline, smoky black, transversely broadly hyaline before the middle and 
again more narrowly superiorly beyond the disc. Nervular interspaces with 
longitudinal streaks of smoky black scales. Medially, about the cross vein, 
the wing is more closely scaled and darker. Secondaries subhyaline at base 
with diffuse blackish borders. Exp. 38 mm. Gundlach's No. 651. 



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Halisidota Hubner. 
cinctipes Grote. 

Hal. tessellaris% Walk. p. 
•trigosa Walk. 
Hal. cubensis Grote. 

Parenchaetes Grote.'T) 
cadaverosa Grote. 
affinis Grote. 

DASYCHIRINAE. 
F.uproctis Hubner. 
argentiflna Hubner. 
pygmaea Grote. 
fumosa Grote. 

Phryne Grote. 
immacnlata Grote. 

PSYCHIINAE. 
Thyridopteryx Stephens. 
thoraeica Grote. 
Hymenopsyche ihor. Grote. 



, Oiketicn* Gnildinj. 

! poeyi Lucas. 

I 

| Psychonoctna Grote. 

I personalis Grote. 

Perophora Harris. 
packardii Grote. 

PTI LODONTINAE. 

Edema Walk. 
\ insnlaris Grote. 

Heterocampa Doubhday. 

I cnbana Grote. 



HEPIALINAE. 

COSSINI. 
Xyleutes Hubner. 
piger Grote. 

1. Halesidota insulata, Walk., belongs to Pareuchaetes, and may be the same 
as the Cuban species. The species belonging to this genus are near allied and 
difficult to define.